Cost of living in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

List of prices in Bukavu
Current as of Sep 2018.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 5,000 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 9,200 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5,200 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,901 Franc
12 eggs, large 24,959 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes -
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples -
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2,000 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,010 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 12,429 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 2,000 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 549 Franc
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 495,000 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 10,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 400,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 90,000 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 69,916 Franc
40” flat screen tv 371,883 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 80,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 20,000 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 24,154 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 25,308 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 40,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 119,231 Franc
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 80,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,300 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 20,000 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5,875 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 2,000 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 500 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,700 Franc
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 9,000 Franc
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,000 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 500,000 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 100 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 500 Franc
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 11, 2018

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